NO CHANGES IN EXPAT FEES

There will be no changes in expat fees, according to the Ministry of Finance. The ministry stated that the kingdom would continue implementing initiatives aimed at developing and diversifying sources of non-oil revenues and enhancing its sustainability over the next year in the general budget of 2020, the Saudi Gazette reported.

The ministry clarified that Kindom will continue to collect fees from expatriate workers as well as on their dependents.

According to an earlier statement from the ministry, companies or establishments which have more or equal Saudi employees than foreign employees had to pay SR 500 per month for each foreign worker effective from Jan. 1, 2019. If companies have more expatriates than Saudis, then the expat levy would be SR 600 per month. In 2020, this fee will be hiked to SR 700 and SR 800 respectively.

The government started collecting dependent fees in July 2017. The monthly fee per dependent was SR 100 effective from July 2017 and this increased to SR 300 from the 1st of July 2019 and it will be hiked to SR 400 from 1st July, 2020.

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